Hi, I'm Sami.

I was born and raised in small town Minnesota. My grandma's cinnamon rolls, petting dogs, and hanging with my family are a few of my favorite things. You can often find me exploring the open road, jamming to good tunes, or sipping Dr. Pepper.

My interest in photography began when I was a teenager. I looked at a few of my childhood photos and all these feelings hit me like a ton of bricks. The way the fabric of my clothes felt. The smell of the grass. The way the lake splashed against the shoreline. It wasn't until then that I realized that photos are more than just a collection of ink and colors on paper. They're people. They're feelings. They're memories. It was in that moment when I knew everyone deserves to feel their photos the same way I did. Thus, Sami Bernal Photography was born.

My photography style combines candid and posed photography into a beautiful, organic hybrid that is honest and raw. My mission is to freeze your memories as authentically as I can, so they last a lifetime.

Let's be friends.